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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points and Jose Calderon added 15 points and 10 assists, helping the Toronto Raptors to an easy 123-88 victory over the injury-depleted Orlando Magic on Saturday night.
Rookie Ed Davis had 18 points and seven rebounds as Toronto won for the seventh time in eight games. The Raptors, who hit a season-high 15 3-pointers, got 16 points apiece from Kyle Lowry and Terrence Ross.
Rookie Andrew Nicholson led Orlando with a career-high 22 points. Arron Afflalo added 14 points and Ish Smith had 13 points and six assists.
The Raptors hit nine of their first 10 attempts from behind the 3- point line and built a 67-47 halftime lead. Orlando cut the deficit to 76-65 after two free throws by Nicholson with 5:16 left in the third quarter, but that was as close as the Magic would get the rest of the game.
The Magic played without starting point guard Jameer Nelson (hip) and his backup E'Twaun Moore (elbow). But their real problem was at the defen...
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Even after Saturday's 123-88 blasting of the Orlando Magic to conclude a .500 December, Toronto Raptors coach Dwayne Casey said his team hasn't turned the corner. "Not yet," said Casey, whose team is now 7-1 in its last eight games after posting its largest margin of victory on the season. "Defensively, we still have a ways to go. We'...
The Orlando Magic obviously lost Dwight Howard, who is one of the best defensive players in the NBA, in the offseason, and many expected the team's defense to suffer mightily as a result. But early in the season, the Magic have showed promise at times on defense, despite being very young in the frontcourt. It became the bedrock of the team's fast start.
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But because of the leadership shown by veteran Jose Calderon, Lowry will come off the bench whenever he gets back.
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(10-20) vs. (12-17)
Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Magic by 4
Tickets: $27-$850 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Lost 97-86 in Toronto on Nov. 18; Lost 93-90 in Toronto on Dec. 21; Tonight in Orlando; Jan. 24 in Orlando
Game time: 7 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Florida
The Orlando Magic had won a season-best four straight before running into the Toronto Raptors just over a week ago.
Not much has gone their way since.
The Magic try to avoid matching their longest losing streak of the season Saturday night against the visiting Raptors, who look to keep rolling with a third consecutive victory in the...